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"Rose des Maures" rose References
Book  (2020)  Page(s) 145.  
 
'Rose des Maures'. This is a Gallica variety found at Sissinghurst Castle, so named by Vita Sackville-West and subsequently so espoused.
Book  (Mar 1999)  Page(s) 99.  Includes photo(s).
 
Sissinghurst Castle ('Rose des Maures') Gallica... A profuse bloom of deep purple-crimson blossoms dusted with dark purple... One of the finest deep dark crimson varieties...
Book  (Nov 1998)  Page(s) 23.  
 
Sissinghurst Castle Gallica. Description.
Book  (Jul 1998)  Page(s) 59.  
 
'Rose des Maures' reappeared in 1947 with the English name of 'Sissinghurst Castle'... in all likelihood it is actually a rather old rose that was known of before the First Empire...
Book  (Jul 1998)  Page(s) 290-291.  Includes photo(s).
 
Rose des Maures [the photograph is an overview of Sissinghurst Castle Garden] Rose des Maures Reintroduced by V. Sackville-West (England) 1947. Synonym: Sissinghurst Castle (in England). Habit: upright shrub; 1,40 m high; quite strong branches; numerous crooked prickles. Foliage: not abundant; medium green; large elliptical leaflets; sometimes onl y3 per leaf. Bloom: profuse blooming; solitary or in clusters of 2 to 7 blooms; medium, double, but not very full; visible stamens; button-eye in the centre. Colour: purple-carmine shaded violet. Fragrance: weak. Fruit: rounded. There is no mention of this variety at all in older sources. Does the name refer to the Maghreb or to the massif of Maures, in central France? Historically, it seems like the dark coloured roses imported from the Netherlands early in the XIXth century, to which comparable names were given on arrival in France: "Africain", "Tête de Negre", "Tête de Maure", etc.
After having been forgotten about, it was rediscovered in 1947 by the novelist Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962) who found it growing in the ruins of her famous garden at Sissinghurst, in England.
Book  (1997)  Page(s) 147-148.  Includes photo(s).
 
('Sissinghurst Castle', 'Rose des Maures') Description and vital statistics. Semi-double, deep maroon petals with paler edges and lighter reverses.
Book  (1997)  Page(s) 146.  
 
But it was Nancy Lindsay's roses that we particularly went to see. We had had lists of her roses with lengthy descriptions, and were enthralled by her enthusiasm. The thought-provoking names poured from her. For some years i was frustrated by these names because I could not find them in any of the old French books in my possession, nor in the Lindley Library. At length the reason dawned on me. Finding an unknown rose in an old garden without a name she let her fancy run free and coined a name for it. Thus did the following names appear in commerce (in her own catalogue): Rose des Maures, another name without foundation, a rose now known as Sissinghurst Castle, commemorating the garden where it has so long been grown.
Book  (1995)  Page(s) 158-159.  Includes photo(s).
 
Rosa 'Sissinghurst Castle' Found growing among nettles and brambles when Vita first came to Sissinghurst... Description.
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 517.  
 
Rose des Maures Gallica, deep plum-crimson, yellow stamens, ('Sissinghurst Castle'); Re-introduced 1947. Description.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 50.  Includes photo(s).
 
Sissinghurst Castle Gallicanae. Description and cultivation... The fragrant flowers are maroon-crimson with paler edges, rather muddled... and have prominent golden anthers...
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